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OOK OF HOMES 

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HY YOUR HOME DIRECT 



Many have saved $200.00 to $300.00 



^ EVERYONE knows that buying direct from the factory 
saves profits that otherwise would go to the wholesaler and 
dealer. For over 76 years, home builders have saved good money 
by buying direct from Gordon- Van Tine. Why should you 
pay in-between profits when you can buy direct and put these 
profits in your own pocket and get finest, guaranteed materials? 

We own 5 mills, cut our lumber by the trainload, make 
thousands of doors and windows at a time, where the average 
dealer carries a dozen; are able through huge production to 
cut manufacturing costs down; and are satisfied with one small 
profit. We make money because this small profit, multiplied by 
many transactions, gives us a good return for our effort. And, 
at the same time, it enables you to buy at low, direct-from-mill 
prices, which puts a big saving into your pocket. 



One Order Buys Your Home 
Complete 

When you deal with Gordon- Van Tine, you deal with a 
firm whose integrity is unquestioned, whose resources of over 
$2,000,000.00 are behind every contract they make. When v,ou 
buy a home in the ordinary way, you deal through the local 
lumber dealer, the hardware dealer, the paint dealer, the heating 
man, and goodness knows how many others, dickering and 
bargaining and making separate contracts with each and paying 
each a separate profit. Compare this with buying from Gordon- 
Van Tine Company where, for a definite price; you buy your 
home materials complete, with a Guarantee of "no extras"; 
also a Guarantee of Satisfaction. 



Gordon-Van Tine Co., Davenport, Iowa, Specialists in Home Building Since 1865 



Copyright, 1941. Gordon-Van Tine Co., Davenport, Iowa 



Your Home Shipped From Our 
Nearest Mill 



The lumber for your home is shipped direct to you from our 
nearest mill. Note the location of our lumber mills on the map at 
the right. They are located where the greatest supplies of lumber 
are to be found. Is it any wonder we can give you fast service and 
money-saving prices? Two huge Millwork Plants at Davenport, 
Iowa. 






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Plant No. 1 and Main Office, Davenport, Iowa, 

In Millwork Plant No. l,we carry nearly a million dollars worth of 
millwork, paints, hardware, etc., in stock ready for prompt shipment. 
Also large lumber stocks. 



FROM MILL 

THE G. V. T. WAY 

Saves "In-Bet WEEN 

Profits" 



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DIRECT TO 



YOU 



YOU PAY ONLY ONE PROFIT 

Low Carload Freight Rates 
Fast Service 

• When you order your home from Gordon- Van Tine 
you buy just like a dealer — get the savings of the low 
carload freight rate — get strong, clean, bone-dry 
lumber right from the mill — get prompt and safe de- 
livery because your lumber comes to you in a sealed 
car. You'll say our lumber is the finest you have 
ever seen. 




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Millwork Plant No. 2 at Davenport, Iowa. 

Plant No. 2 contains the finest and most modern woodworking ma- 
chinery that money can buy. In this plant we manufacture windows, 
sash, doors, interior trim, cabinets, etc. 




Our Western Lumber Mill at Chehalis, Washington. 

This mill is located right in the center of the Fir lumber region. From 
this mill we ship millions of feet of lumber each year to our customers 
in the northwestern states. 




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Our Concentration Lumber Plant at St. Louis, Missouri. 

This plant serves our customers in the mid-western section. One 
storage shed at this mill alone, will accommodate over ten million feet 
of lumber! 







Our Southern Lumber Mill at Hattiesburg, Mississippi. 

Located right in the heart of the Yellow Pine district. Here, from 
morning till night, the huge saws are busy turning out thousands of 
feet of Yellow Pine and Cypress lumber. 

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HONE OF THE HOMES IN THIS BOOK SUIT 

YOU- WE WILL PREPARE A SPECIAI 

XTOW that most of the magazines and newspapers are featuring new home de- 
signs, it is not surprising that a great many people bring us pictures and floor 
plans of homes they have selected and ask us to develop their designs into practical 
plans. These folks also wish us to quote a guaranteed complete price, supply a set 
of protective material specifications and figure everything out for them beforehand 
so that they will have full information before they start to build. This is the safe 
and sensible way to build a home. 



Our Special Home Planning Department 



We have a separate department for just this kind of work. 
Upon receipt of a moderate, good faith deposit, our Special 
Home Planning Department will take your ideas, no matter 
what form they are in (photograph, picture, rough pencil sketch, 
or just a written description) and develop them into a pre 
liminary plan which is sent to you for your approval. When 
you have placed your definite O. K. on these plans, we then 
go ahead and make up the finished blueprints for you. 



It is easy to take advantage of our expert Home Planning 
Service. Just give us any sketch, newspaper or magazine clip' 
ping, photograph, or even a bare description of the home you 
have in mind so that we may know what type of horn? you 
wish us to work out for you. When we have looked over your 
ideas we will tell you the amount of the good faith deposit we 
require. If the material for your home is purchased from us, 
your deposit is applied against your order. Thus, this expert 
service is Free ! 



WE DREW THESE SPECIAL PLANS 




The pictures on these pages will show you two 
things: (l). The ability of our Home Planning Dc 
partment to plan a home that will fit any ideas you 
have. (2). Why your home, planned by trained 
experts, will be more beautiful and valuable. We 



Gordon-Van Tine Co., Davenport, loiva, 



HOME PLAN 




can show you hundreds of other modern homes 
we have planned which cannot be shown here 
because of lack of space. Ask us for full information 
about our Special Home Planning Department. 



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WHEN YOU BUY A 



CORDON 



GUARANTEED QUALITY 



AS SHOWN by the specifications below and on the follow- 
- ing page, only the finest materials and strongest, most ap- 
proved construction :»are used in Gordon-Van Tine Homes. 
We urge you to study these specifications carefully for they are 
proof positive that you will get the best guaranteed materials 
from start to finish. Note that the grade and kind of wood is 
clearly stated on each lumber item. Nothing left to guess- 
work. And note, too, how fine these grades are. With these 
iron-clad specifications you know in advance — before you spend 
a penny — that your Gordon' Van Tine Home will be built of 
top grade materials throughout. 



With your Gordon- Van Tine Home you get .a double 
Guarantee. 1. The material is Guaranteed to be satisfactory. 
2. We Guarantee there will be no extras. But there is still 
another important point and that is the plan. Remember, a 
home that is not planned right cannot be built right. Gordon- 
Van Tine homes are designed by expert Home Planners and 
practical Building Engineers. Such important points as proper 
cross-ventilation, saving of waste space, step-saving kitchens, 
correct wall space for furniture, materials of proper strength; 
these are only a few of the details our Home Planners consider. 
Your Gordon- Van Tine home is planned to give you a lifetime 
of service and satisfaction. p ■ 



TOP GRADE LUMBER 



Blueprint Plans — You get a complete set of Blueprint 
Plans and an Instruction Book. 

Girder Posts — 6x6 No. 1 Fir for homes with basements. 

Girders — Built up of 3 pieces 2-inch plank. No. 1 Fir. 

Sill Plates— 2x6 No. 1 Fir. 

First Floor Joist— 2x8 or 2x10 — 16 inches on center ac- 
cording to size required. No. 1 Fir. 

Second Floor Joist — 2x8- — 16 inches on center. No. 1 Fir. 

Ceiling Joist — 2x6 — 16 inches on center. No. 1 Fir. 

Cellar and Grade Stairs— Lumber for these stairs sup- 
plied complete. 

Rafters — 2x4 or 2x6 according to size required. No. 1 Fir. 

Studding— 2x4— 16 inches on center. No. 1 Fir. Ceiling 
Heights: First floor, 8 feet; second floor 7 feet, 3 inches. In 
V/t. story homes, there are some sloping ceilings near side 
walls. See information on house pages. 

Plates— 2x4 No. 1 Fir. 

Bridging — 1x3 No. 2 Yellow Pine. 

Sub-Flooring— 1x6 No. 2 Yellow Pine boards laid diagonally, 
furnished for first and second floors. 

Finish Flooring— 13/16x2-1/4 Plain Red Oak Flooring, No. 1 
Common. Makes beautiful, durable floor. NOTE: If desired, 
we can furnish 5/8x4-inch Clear Yellow Pine Flooring for 
linoleum base in kitchen and bath. 

Roof Sheathing— 1x4 No. 2 Yellow Pine spaced 2 inches 
apart for wood shingles. NOTE: If you want Asphalt 
Shingles and tight roof sheathing, see page 6. 



Wall Sheathing— 1x8 No. 2 Yellow Pine shiplap. 

Outside Wall Covering— Clear Bevel Siding. Edge 
Grain Red Cedar. Size shown on each house page. NOTE: 
Some homes have wood shingles for side walls (see informa- 
tion on house pages) in which case we supply No. 1 "Perfect" 
Red Cedar Shingles as described below. 

Roof Shingles — No. 1 "Perfect" Red Cedar Shingles. 
1Q0% Clear— 100% Edge Grain— 100% Heartwood, the 
longest wearing shingle known. NOTE: If you want 
Asphalt Shingles, see page 6. 

Outside Finish— All Clear Fir. 

LUMBER SHIPMENTS — Above specifications are based 
on shipment from our Davenport Plant. In shipping lumber 
we send shipment from mill nearest you to give you fastest 
service and lowest freight or truck rates. 

St. Louis Mill — If your lumber is shipped from this mill you 
get Yellow Pine framing lumber and sheathing, Clear Edge 
Grain Redwood siding. Otherwise same as Davenport 
specifications above. 

Western Mill, Chehalis, Wash.— From this mill you get 
Fir sheathing and Fir sub-flooring. Other lumber same as 
Davenport specification's. 

Southern Mill, Hattiesburg, Miss.— Shipments from 
this mill include Yellow Pine framing lumber, Clear Edge 
Grain Redwood siding and Clear Redwood outside finish. 
Otherwise same as Davenport specifications. 

MASONRY MATERIAL AND LATH— We do not fur 
nish brick, concrete blocks, cement, plaster or lath. See page 
7 for different kinds of lath we can furnish. 



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GUARANTEED t^SS** 

YANTINE1I0ME 



FINEST GUARANTEED MILLWORK 



Building Paper — Waterproof building 
paper supplied for use between sub- flooring 
and finish flooring, wall sheathing and siding. 

Outside Mouldings — Clear Redwood. 
Outside Frames — Door, . % window and 
sash frames of Clear Ponderosa Pine with 
modern narrow outside casings, 1^-inch by 
2J4 -inch. Shipped bundled and ready to set 
up — no cutting necessary. NOTE: If you 
want the last word in frames ask for a price 
on our famous DRAFTITE FRAMES. 
These frames have perfect Draftite construe' 
tion, are completely weatherstripped (weath- 
erstrip packed separately) and are rot-proofed. 
Inside Jambs — Inside door frames or 
jambs of Clear Yellow Pine. Ready to set up 
■ — no cutting necessary. 
Windows and Sash— Clear Ponderosa 
Pine 2-light check rail windows, 1-3 /8 inches 
thick, glazed with select glass. See picture 
at right. Window glass design shown by 
house picture. Ponderosa Pine cellar sash. 
Doors — Durable front doors — latest de' 
signs — full 1-3 /4 inches thick. Design shown 
by house picture. Jnterior doors strong 
2-panel design built with Ponderosa Pine 
stiles and rails and richly grained Fir panels. 



1-3/8 inches thick. See illustration at right 
Rear and grade doors shown at right built of 
durable Fir and are 1-3/8 inches thick. For 
other door designs in other woods, see page 6. 
Scuttle door furnished for homes with attic 
space but no attic stairs. 

Interior Finish — Trim around door and 
windows is our Model backhand design in 
Clear Yellow Pine. See picture at right. 
Carefully machined. Yellow Pine Base, 
Base Shoe, Window Stool and Apron and 
Stops. Interior trim shipped wrapped in 
heavy Kraft paper. Keeps trim clean and 
prevents any chance of mar or blemish. Op- 
tional trim design in Ponderosa Pine or Gum 
is shown on page 6. Hook strip for closets 
and closet shelves also furnished. Chair rail 
supplied for kitchen and bath. Thresholds for 
outside doors. 

Main Stairs — Furnished complete for 2- 
story homes, all machined and ready to build 
in. All stair stringers housed out for treads 
and risers, and other difficult work done in;, 
our factory. Clear Yellow Pine balusters, 
newels, rails, risers, stair stringer and Oak 
stair treads. Stair material can be furnished 
in Gum at slight additional cost. 



HARDWARE 



Front, Grade and Rear Door Locks — 

No. 1705 Bit Key lock illustrated at right. 
Outside knob and escutcheon Dull Brass 
finish on genuine Bronze. Inside finish Dull 
Brass. Night lock buttons in lock face. 
Note — We can supply Cylinder Locks for 
any of the outside doors at slight additional 
cost. Ask for a price. 

Interior Door Locks— No. 1701 Lock set 
shown at right. This handsome new design 
is finished in modern Dull Brass. Inside door 
knobs can be changed from metal to glass at 
very slight extra expense. Loose pin door 
hinges in Dull Brass finish supplied for all 



doors. Swinging door between kitchen and 
dining room has plate glass push plates and 
double acting floor hinge. Metal door bump- 
ers included in Dull Brass finish. Six coat 
hooks and Garment pole and brackets fur- 
nished for each closet. 

Window Hardware— Sash fastener, sash 
lift (Dull Brass finish), sash cord and weights 
furnished for all double hung windows. 
Hinges and fastener for cellar sash and attic 
sash. 

Nails — All nails in the sizes and kinds 
needed furnished in ample quantities for 
each home. 



PAINT AND TINWORK 



Painting Material 
Exterior Paint — 3 coat job. First coat 
special Paint Primer which seals the wood. 
Second and third coats Super-Quality Mixed 
House Paint for all outside work. (Two 
brush coats grey shingle stain for wall 
shingles.) Special, long-lasting floor enamel 
(Natural Grey Color) furnished for porch 
floors. Weatherproof Spar varnish for porch 
ceilings. Linseed oil, turpentine and putty ' . 
furnished as needed. Unless otherwise in- J 

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structed, we will ship White Paint for body 
and trim. 

Interior Finish — Three coats furnished 
for all floors and woodwork. You have your 
choice of (l), Natural varnish finish; (2), 
Stain and varnish; (3), Enamel finish. Many 
colors available for kitchen and bathroom. 
Putty and turpentine supplied as needed. 

Tinwork 

Flashing and valley tin and galvanized 
ridge roll furnished for wooden shingle roofs. 



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OPTIONAL MATERIAL 

On the following pages — 6 and 7 — - 
we show added items that you may 
wish to include with your Home when 
you build it. See these pages for full 
information about optional material. 

See back cover for Index. 



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DOORS — Handsome 2-panel interior doors are furnished for your Gordon' Van 
Tine home. (See page 5.) Some of our customers, however, who select homes of 
Gape Cod or Colonial design prefer an interior door of Colonial design like the 
Lowell, shown above. The Lowell door is built of Ponderosa Pine. Other^ like 
the Eldorado style (also shown above) which will harmonize with any home 
design. Can be furnished with rich Fir panels and Pine stiles and rails; also in 
Gum. Still others want the modern Master flush door illustrated at the left. The 
box girder construction of our Master Hollow-Core door (see cutaway view at 
left) gives it great strength. Available in Veneered Fir or Veneered Birch, We 
will be glad to give you prices on either design. / 

WINDOW SHADES — We can supply window shades or Venetian Blinds 
in a large variety of colors. Come ready to hang. 

ASPHALT SHINGLES — We can give you a very attractive price on the 
popular 3-in-l fire-resisting Slate Surface Strip shingles with extra thick butts 
(including necessary tight roof sheathing and waterproof building paper) in 
place of Wood shingles. Two surfaces to choose from — the regular Straight 
Grain and the new Grain-Tex with surface grained like wood shingles. See illus- 
trations at left. Your choice of a wide variety of colors. Double layer of smooth 
surfaced roofing for valleys, and individual shingles for hips and ridge also included. 

TRIM — We can supply Royal or Modern Design trim (illustrated at left) in 
place of the Model Design. Royal trim can be furnished in Yellow Pine, Pon- 
derosa Pine or Gum. The Modern Design is available in Yellow Pine. 

GUTTERS — Ask for our price on Lap Joint Eaves Trough or O. C. Box Gutter 
complete with downspouts, hangers, end caps, elbows, fittings and paint for 
first coat. Everything complete. Heavy 26 gauge Copper Bearing material lasts 
twice as long and saves repair bills year after year. 

KITCHEN CABINETS— The picture at the left shows a typical installation of 
our cabinets. Note how beautiful and modern they are. Also note the features — 
refrigerator type doors and drawers, Chrome hardware of latest design, contin- 
uous counter top (no joints or grooves to catch dirt) with 2-compartment sink 
flush with top. Just check "Kitchen Cases" on the Information Blank for a price 
on cabinets arranged especially for the kitchen in your home. 



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PLASTER BASES — We can supply Rock Lath or Insulating Lath. 
Either base assures an ideal plaster job. Check Information Blank for price 
on one you prefer. 

ROCK LATH — This perfect plaster base gives you strong, solid fire' 
resisting walls. More economical than wood lath, can be applied quickly 
and easily and prevents streaks. 

INSULATING LATH — A widely used plaster base that has great 
strength and high insulating value. The I8x48-inch sheets are easily applied. 

INSULATION — To cut your fuel costs in winter and provide real com- 

fort in summer, we can supply two types of Insulation for you to choose 

from — -Rock Wool Batts or Blanket-type Flexible Quilt. Both easy to 

apply. Indicate your choice on Information Blank for money-saving price. 

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SCREENS — Get our price on Window Screens and Screen Doors for your 

home. Clear Ponderosa Pine, 1-1/8 inches thick. Strongly built with slot 

and tenon joints; wired with fine 16-mesh rust resisting Galvanized wire. 

STORM SASH — Storm Sash cut your fuel bill one-third, keep out un- 
healthy drafts, keep out dirty soot and prevent frosted windows. Our 
Storm Sash are built of Ponderosa Pine, 1-1/8 inches thick, glared clear 
glass. Ask for price on complete Storm Sash. Storm Sash not included for 
attic or basement. No storm doors furnished. 

COMBINATION DOOR — A storm door in winter — a screen door in 
summer. You never take this door off the hinges — just change panels which 
takes only a few minutes. Made of Ponderosa Pine, 1-1/8 inches thick. 
Storm Sash panel has 9 lights clear glass— screen panel wired with fine 16- 
mesh Galvanised wire. Complete hardware included. 

MEDICINE CABINET — Get our price on this beautiful cabinet (shown 
below) with genuine plate glass mirror guaranteed 5 years against silver 
spoilage. Mirror 16x24 inches, bevel edged. Cabinet made of steel; snow 
white enamel finish permanently baked on. Cabinet is 44/4 inches deep 
with three glass shelves, razor blade drop and toothbrush holder. Outside 
size 13-1/4x19-1/4 inches. Wall opening 13-3/4x19-3/4 inches. 

HEATING SYSTEMS — We offer a complete line of heating and air-con- 
ditioning equipment including a size and type for any home, for all fuels and 
to fit any pocketbook. Cast-iron or steel furnaces with or without blower, 
automatic gas fired furnace with furnace, blower and air filters all in one 
handsome casing, etc. Heating plans for your home will be laid out by our 
Heating Engineers which assures an installation that will give you 100% 
satisfaction year in and year out. 

PLUMBING — Our Imperial bathroom set pictured below is the last 
word in bathroom fixture beauty. Modern recessed type tub; handsome 
lavatory with chromium plated legs; toilet with new features and cab- 
inet-type acid resisting kitchen sink. We can also furnish bathroom sets that 
run lower in cost. Check Information Blank for quotation and indicate 
whether you wish price on Imperial Set or one lower in cost. 




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Zffie FULTON « « 



Five Rooms and Bath 




HTHE beauty of this home is apparent at a glance. In the Fulton you 
■*- see what perfect design and a well-balanced use of materials can mean 
to a home both in eye appeal and in low cost. 8-inch bevel siding on outside 
walls. 

Not often is a home so conveniently and comfortably laid out as this. 
The living room is large, has an open fireplace, good wall space for furniture, 
and is served by the snug vestibule where the coat closet is placed. The 
dining room is a pleasant corner room that will accommodate six. -The 
kitchen is modern and convenient with sink and good cabinet space along 
the outside wall and next to the stove and desirable refrigerator recess 
right next to the door opening to the grade door entrance. Note door to 
center hall. This places the kitchen only a few steps away from, the living 
room, bath and bedrooms. 

The corner bedrooms are kept private from the living rooms. The left 
bedroom has two closets — the right bedroom one. There are two big linen 
closets in the hall and a handy towel closet in the bath. Note the modern 
bathroom layout with recess for tub and separate recess for toilet. 

The Fulton Hqme is 30 feet wide in front and 28 feet wide in the rear. ; 
The depth is 38 feet. For Specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 







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3M' WILMORE « « 



Four Rooms and Bath 




r T"VHIS modern and attractive bungalow combines the appeal 
•*• and low cost of the small home with the comforts and the 
conveniences usually found only in larger homes. 

It's easy to be enthusiastic over the Wilmore's floor plan be' 
cause it is packed full of modern features. The living room is 
ample in siz,e and is protected from cold and drafts by the cozy 
vestibule with its big coat closet. Note the unusually big window 
in the front wall. The kitchen will always be cheerful and gay 
because it will be flooded with light from the modern bay window 
in the dinette space and the side window. Lots of kitchen cabinet 
space — sink under window — refrigerator recess and the ever' 
handy broom closet. A door leads from the kitchen to the grade 
door entry where you find still another closet and the basement 
stair. 

The bedroom and bathroom arrangement is excellent. These 
rooms are kept apart from the living quarters by the hall, a dc 
sirable feature in a bungalow. There is a closet in each bedroom, 
a linen closet in the hall and a towel closet in the bath. 



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The Wilmore is 32 feet wide by 28 feet deep, 
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£M BELMAR » » 



Six Rooms, Bath and Lavatory 




FIR5T FLOOR. 




THIS Colonial home can well boast of its outstanding beauty, The 
two window bays, the true Colonial entrance and the round sash 
are especially decorative. The side porch can be screened to add a 
summer living room. 

The Living Room: This splendid large room has a pleasant out' 
look on three sides, a cheerful recessed fireplace and a glazed door 
leading to the side porch. You enter the living room from the center 
hall where you find the main stair and the necessary coat closet. A 
door at the back of the living room connects with the rear hall which 
places the kitchen, the lavatory, the rear door and the cellar stair 
only a few steps away. 

The Dining Room: A spacious corner room, well lighted by the 
front and side windows. . ■ 

The Kitchen: Has two windows, a broom closet and room for 
kitchen cabinets below the side window, at the right of this window 
at left of sink and above sink and refrigerator. The cabinet below 
the side window will be a lower case only and will be especially 
convenient because it is near the dining room; thus, it can be used for 
a serving table. A door opens to the rear hall bringing the rear^dpor, 
the lavatory, the living room and the cellar stairs within a few steps. 
The rear door is covered by a small porch. 

The Bedrooms: Upstairs you find three fine bedrooms each with 
two windows and large closets. The right front bedroom has two 
closets. Closet space in the Belmar is unusually generous when 
you consider the two linen closets in the second floor hall and the 
towel closets in the bath and lavatory. 

The Bathroom: Has recess tub space and towel closet. 



SECOND FLOOR. 



The Belmar is 32 feet wide by 24 
feet deep. The side porch is 10 feet 
wide and the rear projection is 
4 feet 6 inches. For specifications, 
see pages 4 and 5. Outside walls 
covered with wide 10-inch siding. 



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Ufie TILTON » » 



Six Rooms and Bath 




■ The Tilton is 26 feet wide by 26 feet deep. 
i 8-inch bevel siding on outside walls. For 
specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



' I "HE Colonial exterior of the Tilton is in good style and has an especially 
■*- pleasing feature in the genuine Colonial entrance balanced by the per' 
fectly proportioned 'windows and dormers. This home's attractive appear- 
ance is an outstanding example of the vital part skilled planning and correct 
details play in home designing. 

The Living Room: This luxurious big room provides an open fireplace 
and ample wall space for furniture. A cased opening leads to the stair and 
coat closet. A door leading to the kitchen is directly across from the front 
door which brings the front door and main stair within a few steps of the 
kitchen. A glazed door opens to the modern open side porch. Especially 
notable — and very modern — is the wide plastered opening between the 
living room and dining room with recessed bookshelves on each side. 

The Dining Room: A bright, well lighted corner room of correct 
size for the usual furniture. A swinging door leads to the kitchen. 

The Kitchen: Planned to permit the use of a table and five chairs — 
always a desirable feature. Has two windows and good kitchen cabinet 
space at left of sink and over sink and refrigerator. Note the handy broom 
closet in the kitchen and the cellar stair at the left of the grade door. 

The Bed rooms: All three bedrooms are corner rooms and each has a large 
closet with the Master bedroom having two. Two of the bedrooms are of 
very good size. The small front left bedroom will make an excellent child's 
room as there is plenty of space for a bed, a dresser and a chair. 

The Bathroom: Has recess space for tub and one window. The large 
linen closet is in the hall at the left of the bathroom door. 



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Vfie MODERNE « « 



Four Rooms, Dinette, and Bath 





FLOOR PLAN 



The Moderne is 30 feet wide, and 31 feet 6 
inches deep on the kitchen side. See pages 4 
and 5 for specifications, 



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HE design of this home is after the modern school and 
no one can deny its attractive beauty. The lOinch bevel 

siding, low roof lines, corner windows and curved porch 

lines are in keeping with this modern style. 

The Living Room: Here is a livable room with small re- 
cessed bookcase and modern recessed entrance to the 
kitchen. The two corner windows and front door with 
large glass assure fine light. Note the good wall space for 
furniture. A cased opening leads to the center hall. 

The Kitchen and Dinette: Will please the most critical 
housewife. Your attention is called to the two corner 
windows in the dinette and the window over the sink in 
the kitchen. There is a recessed space for the refrigerator 
and you can go directly from the kitchen to the hall, 
bedrooms and bath without entering the living room. A 
door leads to the grade door landing which also serves the 
cellar stairs. 

The Bedrooms: Both are corner rooms each having two 
corner windows as shown on the plan. Each has a large 
closet. In the hall you will find a coat closet handy to the 
living room; a linen closet and a third closet in the passage 
leading to the bath. 

The Bathroom: Has a towel closet and space for recessed 
tub. 



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Woe PROGRESS « « 



Five Rooms and Bath 



JN the Progress our designers have captured all the charm of the modern 
style of home planning and have further increased its beauty by the addi- 
tion of the unusually attractive entrance and wide lOinch bevel siding. 
The picture below expresses the genuine appeal of the Progress. 

The Living Room: You can see at a glance that this is a most comfortable 
and livable room. In fact, the living and dining rooms are almost one room 
which is along the lines of modern home planning. The living room has three 
windows, fine wall space for furniture and a handy coat closet. 

The Dining Room: ''Of very good size and has two windows. Note the 
convenient built-in china closet. A cased opening leads to the hall which 
serves the bedrooms and bath. 

The Bedrooms: The two corner bedrooms are kept private from the living 
quarters by the hall in which you find a large linen closet. Each bedroom has 
a good closet and two corner windows. 

The Kitchen: Every housewife will realize the efficient 

layout of this room. There is a recessed space for the stove 

and fine cabinet space to the left of the sink. Cabinets can ,. 

also be placed over the refrigerator space and above the kitchen 

window. A door leads to the rear door landing which serves 

the cellar stairs. 

The Bathroom: Has a very modern layout with recessed 
spaces for both- the bathtub and the toilet. 





FLOOR PLAN 



The Progress is 28 feet wide in front and 
24 feet wide at the rear. It is 34 feet deep. 
For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



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WJe STRATFORD « « 



Four Roomsy Dinette and Bath 



WE don't believe it's putting it a bit too strong to say that the Stratford 
offers every modern feature of design, construction and easy upkeep. The 
exterior has all the refreshing charm of modern American planning and the 
interior is cleverly arranged for comfortable living. 



The Stratford is 30 feet wide by 24 feet deep. 8-inch 
bevel siding on outside walls. For specifications, see 
pages 4 and 5. 




The Living Room: We have made this room large because it is the center of 
family life. The big studio window bay floods it with light and cheer — even 
makes it look bigger. You can see that furniture wall space is good. If desired, a 
gate4eg table can be used in the dining space so that this space can be used as part 
of the living room except when meals are served. A cased opening leads to the 
hall serving the bedrooms and bath and a swinging door opens to the kitchen. 

The Kitchen: While work can never be called play, this kitchen certainly 
promises that there will be no mealtime drudgery in the Stratford. It is compact 
with everything placed so no steps or time can be wasted. Good cabinet space 
along rear wall, to left of sink, under sink and over refrigerator space. The 
range has its own recess. The two windows mean plenty of light and hot'weather 
ventilation. You reach the cellar stair and rear door landing in a few steps and you 
will note that this landing provides a direct passage from the cellar to the outside 
without entering the kitchen. 



The Bedrooms: Are kept separate from the living quarters by the hall. Closet space is generous (note coat 
closet in vestibule) and each bedroom has windows in both outside walls for best light and ventilation. 

The Bathroom: Has large towel closet. 



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me CHATHAM « « 



Five Rooms and Bath 




34'-0" 



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KITCHEN 

4" \ 8-10" 



L1V1N6 ROOM 

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r T"*HE Chatham was designed to meet the growing demand for modern 
•*• ArnericaivType homes. Good planning and clean, conservative lines give 
its exterior genuine eye 'Catching appeal. The interior will make any housewife 
proud and happy — more, it will cut down her working hours every day of the 
year. 

The Living Room: Has everything that such a room should have to be" 
perfect. The many windows banish gloomy corners and add beauty both inside 
and outside. The room is large and has fine wall space — both essential for best 
furniture arrangement. A cased opening leads to the bedroom and bath hall 
and the large coat closet is in the hall, just to the right of this opening. 

The Dinette: This cosy, cheerful room will take care of six with ease. 
Has two windows and a door to the kitchen. 

The Kitchen; This kitchen is practical to work in and beautiful to look at. 
Continuous, streamlined cabinets can be placed all along the rear wall with the 
sink in the center, under the window. The always desirable broom closet and 
the recessed space for range and refrigerator are features that mean steps saved 
every day. The cellar stair is directly opposite the rear door permitting a direct 
passage from cellar to outside. . _ • 

The Bedrooms: Privately located in the left wing of the house. Their good 
size leaves nothing to be desired and closet space is liberal supplemented by the 
linen closet in the hall. 

The Bathroom: The bathroom has a recessed space for the tub* For complete specifications for 
the Chatham home turn to pages 4 and 5. Optional material on pages 6 and 7. 



DINETTE 

B'-I'X ?'-3" 



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The Chatham is 34 feet wide. On the living room side it 
is 22 feet deep; 32 feet on the bedroom side. 8-inch bevel 
siding on outside walls. 



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Diana A — 

Four Rooms and Bath 



The Diana is 28 feet wide by 24 feet deep ; For speci' 
fications, see pages 4 and 5. 



<3fte DIANA A and B « « 



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Four Rooms and Bath 

HIS good looking and cozy bungalow offers several unusual features. First, 
you have your choice of two exteriors — The Diana A illustrated at top of 
page and the Diana B shown below. Floor plan is exactly the same for both. 
The front window and door arrangement shown in floor plan is for the Diana 
A; if you select the Diana B these are moved to conform with the exterior. 

The second feature is the outside wall covering. We supply famous Mercury 
Double-Wall covering for the walls. This consists of beautiful Red Cedar 
wood shingles (100% edge grain— grey stained at factory by special process) 
and patented Mercury Insulation over which these shingles are laid. Thus 
you get the beauty of the wide 14-inch shingle exposure plus double insulation. 
You save fuel and painting costs year after year. 

The floor plan is perfect — no space wasted— no need for extra steps since 
all rooms are joined by the center hall. Note big linen and storage closet in this 
hall. The living room is a beauty and the 
kitchen has excellent room for cabinets, space 
for table and chairs, a door to the center hall 
and a second door leading to the grade door 
landing from which the cellar stair goes 
down. 

The corner bedrooms have windows in 
the outside walls and good closet space. Note 
how the bedrooms and bath are kept apart 
from the living room by the center hall. 



Diana B — 
Four Rooms and Bath 





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me 

HARMONY 

Four Rooms and Bath 




The Harmony is 30 feet wide by 26 feet deep. Dining space 
projects 2 feet. 8-inch bevel siding on outside walls. For 
specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 




A BEAUTY, isn't it? No question about it— this trim, happy little home 
<<■ * will be outstanding in any neighborhood. Study its clean, mellow 
lines, the modern studio-type window bay, the corner windows, the 
decorative frie?e, and note how all these elements have been skillfully 'com- 
bined to produce an exterior that fairly sparkles with charm and friend- 
liness. - i 

And what is just as important is the fact that the interior of the Harmony 
is as modern and comfortable as the exterior is beautiful. Check the floor 
plan carefully and note its convenient arrangement. 

The Living Room: Here is a corner room splendidly proportioned for 
happy living. Wall space is unusually good and ample light and summer 
ventilation are assured by the corner windows and glased front door. A 
coat closet is provided and a cased opening leads to the center hall. This 
cleverly-placed hall is worth study because it joins every room; thus is the 
basis for the perfect efficiency of the floor plan. Note the big closet in this 
hall by the door leading to the kitchen. 

The Kitchen: We feel that even the most critical housewife will vote 
for this kitchen. First, it will be gay with sunshine from the corner windows 
and the bay window. Imagine the pleasure of meals eaten in the cozy dining 
space by the big studio window. There is good space for cabinets to the 
right of the sink with lower cabinet sections below corner windows and 
full height section adjoining. This means a continuous cabinet layout. The 
swinging door to the living room places the front door only a few steps 
away. A second door joins the center hall and a third door leads to the grade 
door and cellar stair. 

The Bedrooms: Two fine corner bedrooms with ample space for your 
furniture. Each has two windows and a good closet. Note the privacy given 
these rooms and the bath by the center hall. 

The Bathroom: Has a handy towel closet and recessed space for tub. 



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WTe CLAYMONT « « 



Five Rooms, Lavatory, Bath and Garage 






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' I "HE two bay windows add a decorative touch to the front of this already 
beautiful Cape Cod home and increase the size and pleasantness of the 
living room and dining room. 

The interior has been carefully planned. Look at the first floor plan. 
It's the popular central-hall type. The living room boasts of its fine size, 
many windows and cheerful open fireplace. The lavatory is centrally 
located and the modern, well lighted kitchen has fine cabinet space on the 
left wall and around and above the sink, recessed spaces for both refrigerator 
and stove, and a glazed outside door leading to the covered passageway 
between the house and garage. This passage also provides a protected 
entrance to and from the garage to the house. The garage is 10 feet wide 
by 20 feet deep and has modern roll-up type overhead garage doors. 

Closet space in this home is indeed liberal. In addition to the three big 
closets, linen closet and attic space on the second floor, there is a handy 
coat closet in the entry hall. 

The bedrooms are large rooms and each has two windows. The bath' 
room has a recess space for the tub. 

The Claymont is 44 feet wide by 23 feet 5 inches deep. Outside walls 
(except for brick veneer front wall) covered with 8-inch bevel siding. For 
specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



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Wti NEWPORT A and B « « 

"Hew port A — Seven Rooms, Lavatory and Bath 
Tiewport B — Six Rooms, Lavatory and Bath 



SECOND FLOOG PL/vM 
NEWPOCT & 




The Newport is 42 feet wide by 23 
feet deep. Rear entry hall and lava- 
tory extend 7 feet 8 inches in depth. 
Outside wall covering 10'inch bevel 
siding. For specifications, see pages 
4 and 5. 



' I "HE Newport has all the charm of the traditional Colonial home, 
■*" combined with every modern convenience. The overhanging second 
floor provides extra space in the bedrooms above; also shelter for the front 
doorway. 

The Newport offers a perfectly arranged first floor plan with your choice 
of two second floor plans. The Newport A provides four fine corner bed- 
rooms and bath; the Newport B three — two good sised corner bedrooms, 
the big Master's bedroom and bath. There are fine closets everywhere 
including the linen and towel closets upstairs, the coat closets in the front 
and rear entries and the towel closet in the first floor lavatory. 

Everything on the first floor is planned for beauty, comfort and con' 
venience. The living room is a splendid big room with cheerful front bay 
window, open fireplace, built-in bookcases and a glared door leading to the 
easily screened-in side porch. The lavatory is only a step from all first 
floor rooms. Study the compact, welharranged kitchen with sink located 
under the window, liberal cabinet space all along the two outside walls 
and step'saving recessed space for a table and four chairs. Note that the 
basement stair is reached directly from the rear door through the back 
entry hall. 



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The Shirley is 26 feet wide in front and 
24 feet wide in the rear. It is_ 37 feet 
deep with the vestibule projecting 2 feet. 
For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



Wk SHIRLEY 



if « 



Four Rooms, Dinette and Bath 

THE planning of this compact house offers a fine example of 
the skill with which a small home can be handled. The gables, 
recessed entrance, wide 8-inch siding and blinds have been 
combined to make an exterior of outstanding beauty. 

The Living Room: The living room and dinette really form 
one room as there is no break between them. The living room 
is a fine, large room with three windows and excellent wall space 
for furniture. It is reached through the cosy vestibule with its 
coat closet. A cased opening leads to the hall which serves the 
bathroom, two bedrooms and kitchen. 

The Dinette: A bright, cheerful room with two windows. 

The Kitchen: A step-saving, time-sav- 
ing room. Kitchen cabinets can be placed 
to the left of the sink, over the window 
and over the refrigerator. A door leads 
to the hall which permits a direct passage 
from the kitchen to the bath or bedrooms 
without entering the living room. A 
second door leads to the short flight of 
steps which go down to the grade door 
landing and cellar stairs. 

The Bedrooms: Both are corner rooms 
with two windows and roomy closets. 
Their location keeps them entirely private 
from the living quarters. The linen closet 
and extra closet are in the hall. 

The Bathroom: Has a recessed space 
for the tub and a towel closet. 




FLOOR 
PLAN 




Here is the Shirley as it will look with brick veneer walls. We can furnish any home 
in this book in brick veneer. Just ask for a price. 



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^M BRANFORD 



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Five Rooms and Bath 



'pHIS type of Colonial bungalow is popular in practically 
all parts of the country. Its attractive exterior and effi- 
cient, comfortable interior guarantee that it will be out- 
standing in any neighborhood. From a mortgage lending and 
resale standpoint, this type of home is ideal 



The Branford is 36 feet wide and 
34 feet deep. For specifications, 
see pages 4 and 5. 10-inch bevel 
siding used on outside vvaiis. 



The Living Room: You enter this large and 
most comfortable room through the vestibule where 
the coat closet is located. The living room is rich 
m features— three windows for good light, built-in 
bookcase beside the cheerful open fireplace and fine 
wall space for furniture. A cased opening leads to 
the bedroom hall and a recessed plastered opening 
joins the dining room. 

The Dining Room: Has two windows, excellent 
wall space and a swinging door to the kitchen. 
The Kitchen: Modern and efficient in every de- 
tail. Two windows, recess range space, broom 
closet and fine cabinet room at right of sink and 
above the sink and refrigerator. A study of this 



kitchen will convince the most critical housewife 
that mealtime duties can be done here with the 
least effort and in the shortest possible time. A 
door leads to the grade door landing where a 
handy closet is located. The cellar stair goes down 
from this landing which gives you a direct passage 
from the cellar to outdoors. 

The Bedrooms: Both pleasant corner rooms with 
good wall space. Each has a large closet and two 
windows. Note that the hall which gives the bed- 
rooms and bath the necessary privacy, has two 
linen closets. 

The Bathroom: There are two towel closets in 
the bathroom and a recessed space for the tub. 



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Vfre CHASE 



« « 




FLOOR. PLAN 



The Chase is 30 feet wide by 40 feet deep. 
For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



Six Rooms and Bath 

A bungalow plan of six rooms with the living quarters occupying the left 
•*** half of the plan and the three bedrooms the right. The beauty" 1 of the 
exterior is due to its simplicity and splendid proportions. Walls are covered 
with 24-inch grey stained Cedar shingles. Since the Chase is 30 feet wide, 
it is an ideal home for a narrow lot. 

The Living Room: You enter this well-proportioned room through the 
vestibule where the "coat closet is correctly located. The living room has two 
windows and good wall areas for your furniture. It has two cased openings 
— one joining the dining room and the second opening into the bedroom hall. 

The Dining Room: Siz;e 12 feet 3 inches wide by 11 feet deep. Has 
two windows, a swinging door to the kitchen and a cased opening leading 
to the bedroom hall. 

The Kitchen: A real kitchen planned for speedy handling of kitchen 
tasks. There are three windows for proper light and hot weather ventila- 
tion, recess range space, broom closet and fine cabinet space to the right of the 
sink and along the rear wall. Note the welcome table space by the window. 
A door connects the kitchen with the rear door landing where you find the 
cellar stair opposite the rear door, thus providing a direct passage from the 
cellar to the outside. 

The Bedrooms: Each is of good size and has a roomy closet and two 
windows. Note how the center hall keeps the bedrooms apart from the main 
living quarters. There are two well-placed linen closets in this hall. 

The Bathroom: Has an unusually private location but is nevertheless 
convenient to all rooms. 



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^JBe FAIR HAVEN « « 



Five Rooms and Bath 

QNE of the notable features of tins attractive and inviting home is the living room and 
y dmette arrangement. Here is modern living at rts best. This unit has the spaciousness 
of one room but its Leaped proportions give the dinette a separate location that is desirable 
However, when entertaining, this entire unit can be used as a splendid big living room' 
Outside walls covered with Colonial white 24-inch shingles. 

The Living Room.- Note the large studio type windows in the front and rear walls 
and the happy open fireplace. There is a coat closet in the entrance hall and a separate closet 
in the living room itself— directly across from the fireplace. The 
living room will get additional light from the dinette bay. A 
cased opening leads to the hall serving the bedrooms and bath. 

•t 
The Dinette: The three windows in the bay will flood this 
gay room with sunshine. A swinging door opens to the kitchen. 
Note the large closet at the right of the bay. 

The Kitchen: Only a few steps from either the front or grade 
doors. The well-planned kitchen has fine cabinet room at the left 
and right of the sink and a perfect recess space for your refrigerator 
directly opposite the grade door and cellar stair landing. 

The Bedrooms: The Fair Haven has two splendid cornet 
bedrooms with large closets and fine wall areas for your furniture 
The big rear bedroom has an outlook on three sides. The bedrooms 
are kept apart from the living rooms by the hall where you find 
the linen closet. 

The Bathroom: Has a recess space for the tub and a handy 
towel closet. 



The Fair Haven is 39 feet wide by 32 feet 
deep on the bedroom side. For specifica- 
tions, see pages 4 and 5. 




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"We WINTHROP « « 



Five Rooms and Bath 





Refer to the picture above and note the desired 
privacy given the grade door by the interesting 
lattice treatment across the grade door porch. 



' I 'HE -Winthrop is for folks who want a home that offers both 
■*■ exterior beauty and interior comfort at an attractive low price. 
No one can deny the cleaivcut exterior beauty of this home. 

As for the floor plan — well, just check the many new features 
it includes. The living room and dining room can be thrown 
together into one fine big room if desired. Features here include 
the modern corner window grouping, coat closet by the door, 
open fireplace, open bookcase and windows all across the rear 
wall. The kitchen certainly is outstanding. It offers a recess for 
your range, broom closet, two windows, and good cabinet space 
on left, rear and right walls. Note the convenience of the well' 
placed grade door. 

For privacy the sleeping quarters are kept completely apart 
from the living rooms. The big front bedroom has two closets and 
the rear bedroom one. The linen closet is in the hall and the towel 
closet is correctly located in the bath. 

The Winthrop is 40 feet wide by 24 feet deep on the bed' 
room side. 8'inch bevel siding on outside walls. For specifications, 
see pages 4 and 5. 



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me PARKSIDE « « 



Four Rooms, Dinette and Bath 



QNE thinks at once of happiness and good living when looking at the 
picture of the Parkside. Comfort and convenience are written in 
every line of its attractive exterior. 

And the floor plan fulfills this promise in every detail. Glance at the 
modern living room layout. The entire room can be used for entertaining 
or living. In a jiffy a gateleg table can be set up in. the dinette space to 
convert that end of the room into a dining space. The large windows all 
along the front of the room lend cheerfulness and beauty. 

The kitchen arrangement is the result of careful study. No steps can 
be wasted in this efficient room. Note the handy broom closet, good cabinet 
space and shelf on cellar stair landing. 

^ The center hall gives the bedrooms and bath the maximum of privacy. 
The corner bedrooms have good closets supplemented by the linen closet 
in the hall and the towel closet in the bath. Both bedrooms have windows 
in two outside walls for best light and cross ventilation. 

The Parkside is 31 feet wide by 30 feet 6 inches deep. The outside walls 
are covered with 8-inch siding—with vertical siding in staggered widths 
in the front gable top as illustrated. For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 





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SB PENN « « 



The Perm is 30 feet wide, 22 feet deep on 
the bedroom side and 29 feet 7 inches 
deep on the living room side. See pages 
4 and 5 for specifications. 



Four Rooms, Dinette and Bath 




HPHE charm and lasting beauty of Cape God planning is perfectly expressed in the Penn. Note the 
genuine Colonial type front door with pilasters s on each side. The wide 8-inch bevel siding and 
green blinds add to the beauty of this home. 

The Living Room: A most livable corner room with two windows and a cased opening leading to 
the center hall which serves the bedrooms and bath. There is a coat closet in the hall. A swinging 
door opens into the kitchen. 

The Kitchen and Dinette: A skillfully arranged unit that means less work and much time saved 
for the housewife. Cabinets can be installed in the fine space at the left of the sink. There is a window 
over the sink in the kitchen and two windows in the dinette. Note the recessed space for stove and 
the door leading to the rear door landing and cellar stair. 

The Bedrooms: Two good sised corner rooms each with roomy closet. The front bedroom has 
three windows; the rear bedroom has two. The bedrooms are separated from the living room by 
the hall which has a big linen closet, a coat closet and still a third closet. 

The Bathroom: Has a handy towel closet and space for recessed tub. 



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^M LIBERTY « « 



Five Rooms and Bath 



Outside measurements of the Liberty 34 
feet wide and 24 feet deep on the left side; 
30 feet on the bedroom side. For specifica' 
tions, see pages 4 and 5. 




fJERE is a delightful home with an air of gracious hospitality and lasting comfort. The Cape Cod 
design is faithfully carried out by the warm 24-inch shingled side walls, Colonial windows, 
beautiful entrance treatment and the green blinds. 

The Living Room: The large living room is a restful, comfortable room with three windows 
and fine wall space for furniture. A cased opening leads to the dining room. A feature of the living 
room is the manner m which it is kept private from the balance of the rooms. 

The Dining Room: A bright, cheerful room with two windows and a handy recessed china 
closet. A swinging door opens to the kitchen and a cased opening leads to the hall serving the bed^ 

chisel ^^ C ° St an aUlC Stair Can b£ induded t0 kad fr ° m Space now used for 

The Kitchen: A skillfully planned room with such features as two windows to supply lots of 
light and ventilation, sink below the rear wall window, fine space for refrigerator and ample room 
for kitchen cabinets at left of sink, over the sink and above the refrigerator. Note recessed space for 
your range and short flight of steps leading to the grade door landing which also serves the basement 
A kitchen like this means more leisure hours for the housewife. 

The Bedrooms: Two splendid corner rooms each having a large closet. The front bedroom has 
three windows while the rear bedroom has two windows. Cross ventilation in these rooms will be 
excellent. Note the large linen or coat closet in the hall. 

The Bathroom: The bathroom has one window and a convenient linen closet. 



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me HASTINGS A and B « « 



Hastings A — 

Four Rooms and Bath 

Hastings B— 

Five Rooms and Bath 



The Hastings is 30 feet wide by 25 feet 
deep. 8'inch bevel siding on outside 
walls. For specifications, see pages 4 
and 5. 






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16'- o" x, ti'-a' 



FIR.5T FLOOR. PLAN ' | ' ' j 



TN designing this Cape Cod home our Home Planners have complete- 
ly captured the trim beauty of this early style. The entrance, the 
windows, the blinds and the wide siding are all of authentic design. 
The Hastings "A 11 offers you four rooms and bath all on first floor; the 
Hastings "B" five rooms and bath with extra bedroom on second floor. 

The Living Room: Perfect for comfort and best furniture arrange- 
ment. Has two big windows to make it bright and cheerful and 
roomy coat closet. Note the center hall which serves every room on 
first floor and second floor stair. Thus you can reach any room in the 
house without going through any other room. 

The Kitchen and Dinette: Isn't this a convenient and time saving 
combination? Ample room for table and four chairs and good cabinet 
space beside the range and over refrigerator and sink; also to right of 
sink. Three windows for best light and summer coolness and a door 
leading to grade door and cellar stair. 

The Bedrooms: Two in the Hastings "A" and three in the 
Hastings "B". Each has two windows and good space for furniture. 

Closet space is liberal throughout. 

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The Bathroom: Modern layout with recessed tub space. 



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$fie PRINCETON A and B « « 



Princeton A — Five Rooms and Bath 
Princeton B — Six Rooms and Bath 



T-TERE'S a neat, clean-cut Cape Cod home that offers two floor 
plans for your choice. The Princeton A has five rooms and 
bath all on first floor; the Princeton B gives you the same plan 
as the Princeton A plus a large bedroom on the second floor. 

The Living Room: A delightful room for entertaining or living 
Offers splendid wall space for furniture, has two windows and 
glazed front door for good light; also a built-in nook for books. 

•» 
The Dinette: Will take care of six. Note the door leading to 
main stair. 

The Kitchen: A compact, time and step-saving workroom with 
cabinet space on each side of sink, recess space for the stove and 
two windows for good light and summer ventilation. A door leads 
to the grade door entrance where you find the cellar stair. 






R-ST M.OOU. 



PRINCfTON 'A" &'b" 



The Princeton is 31 feet wide by 
30 feet deep. 8-inch bevel siding on 
outside walls. For specifications, see 
pages 4 and 5. 



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The Bedrooms: Two in the Princeton A and three in the Princeton B. Bedroom 
closet space is good and in addition there is a coat closet and linen closet in the hall 
and handy towel closet in the bath. 



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<3fie BEDFORD « « 



Five Rooms and Bath 



HPHE attractive exterior of the Bedford will please the most critical home builder. Its cheerfully 
arranged interior will delight the housewife because it means that the number of hours in her work- 
day will be greatly reduced. 8-inch bevel siding on outside walls. 

The Living Room: The living room, with its two large windows is a most comfortable and well 
arranged room. Wall space is excellent. Size, 13 feet 6 inches by 11 feet 4 inches. A cased opening leads 
into the dining room. 

The Dining Room: Another fine room with two large windows to supply good light and summer 

ventilation. A cased opening leads to the hall which serves the bedrooms and bath, and a swinging door 

opens to the kitchen. 
•,» 

The Kitchen: The kitchen is a fine example of skillful planning and, though small in size, it provides 

space for a roomy kitchen case and ice box beside the sink. Note the recess space for the range; also the 

location of the sink below the window. The housewife will appreciate the efficiency of this arrangement 

and the many, many steps it will save her each day in the year. 

The rear door provides a direct passage both to the basement 

and the kitchen. 

The Bedrooms: The bedrooms are bright, airy rooms of fine, 
size, with large clc>set space. Each has a window in two walls.; 
which guarantees fine light and cross ventilation. The center hall 
gives them the desired privacy and provides space for the coat 
closet and handy linen closet. . 

The Baihroom: The bathroom has one window and is con- 
venient to all rooms. 




Outside measurements of the Bedford, 26 
feet wide in front and 22 feet wide in the 
rear by 34 feet deep. For specifications, see 
pages 4 and 5. 



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Outside measurements of the Wilton, 24 
feet wide by 34 feet deep. For specifications 
see pages 4 and 5. 





^JBe WILTON « « 

Five Rooms and Bath 



"pHE Wilton owes its beauty almost entirely to good 
lines and pleasing proportions. The wide, 8-inch 

uh i° ° n , lal wl ^ dows and interesting porch treatment 
all nan fhpir hit- i-r* i-U a ^U^~^ ~c ^lj_ 1 



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all add their bit to the charm of this home. 

The Living Room: A well-proportioned room with 
every inch of floor space put to practical use. The two 
windows and glased front door make it especially bright 
and cheerful. A cased opening leads to the dining room 

The Dining Room: Just the right size with two large 
windows, swnigmg door opening to the kitchen, and a 
cased opening leading to the center hall which serves the 
bedrooms and bath. 

ice box; also space for k tchen abfne nSHf mk Notft n VYT d ^T* for ??^ SIIlk and 
closet. A short flight of steps lead i to SL„WK Y he tW ? wlnd ? ws and handy broom 

means a dfrect passage from^the btemenr SfeSfe™ ^ *" d00r md ba8ement St ^ This 

&tfts^ajrs^s tfLSfsasssir sat"- ^ er 

rooms and bath apart from the main living rooms. S hal1 keeps the bed ' 

The Bathroom: Well arranged for fixtures. Has one window. 



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Vfie TARRYTOWN « « 




SECOND FLOOR 



Five Rooms and Bath 



r- pHE Tarry town has genuine Cape Cod character in every detail. Its 
■*■ simple charm is well shown by the picture. Outside walls are 8-inch 
bevel siding. 

The Living Room: This splendid large room has four windows and a 
Colonial fireplace. It is reached from the center hall which serves the 
stairway and provides the necessary coat closet. A door opens from the 
living room to the rear hall where you find the lavatory and an additional 
closet. 

The Dining Room: A good sized corner room with two windows. 

The Kitchen: Has two windows, excellent space for cabinets to the left 
and right of the sink; also along the inside wall. A cased opening leads to 
the rear hall which places the cellar stairs, lavatory and living room within 
a few steps of the kitchen. The kitchen has a glazed rear door. 

The Bedrooms: Located on the second floor. The left bedroom has two 
closets and the right bedroom one closet. Each bedroom has three windows 
which assures fine cross ventilation. 

The Bathroom: Has towel closet and recessed space for the tub. I 

MOTE: If desired, the first floor lavatory can be omitted and this space 
devoted to a rear entry. This would permit a direct passage from the out- 
side to the cellar stairs; also would provide a larger closet and an extra 
closet for the living ropm. 




The Tarrytown is 30 feet wide and 22 feet 
deep. For specifications, see pages 4 and 5, 



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me PLYMOUTH « « 



T 



Five Rooms and Bath 



'HE Plymouth is of Cape Cod design and has been planned especially 
for comfortable living. 6-inch bevel siding on outside walls. 



The Living Room: The living room is a large, well-proportioned 
room, has good wall space and two windows. A cased opening leads to 
the center hall which serves all the first floor rooms, the main stairs and 
the grade door landing where a large closet and the cellar stairs are located. 
Note that the bath, bedrooms, stair and grade door can be reached from 
the kitchen directly through this hall. 

The Kitchen: Perfectly Arranged with good mealtime space in the 
corner. Has two windows and a glased door leading to the porch. This 
porch can be screened in to add an extra summer room. Also note the door 
leading to the center hall. There is a good space for cabinets above and at 
the side of the refrigerator space and at the right of the sink. 

The Bedrooms: There are three bedrooms; one on-.the first floor. Each 
has a large closet and two windows. In addition, there is a linen closet; 
also a closet for work clothes on the cellar stair landing. 

The Bathroom: Located on the first floor for greatest convenience. Has 
a towel closet and recessed space for tub. 




SECOND FLOOe PLA.N 



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The Plymouth is 28 feet wide by 24 feet 
deep. For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



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Vfie WINCHESTER » » 



Five Rooms and Bath 




F L OO R. PLAN 

The Winchester is 30 feet wide by 34 feet 
6 inches deep. Outside walls covered with 
S-inch bevel siding. For specifications, see 
pages 4 and 5. 



THE outstanding feature of this most attractive home is the 
arrangement of the entrance hall and center hall which enables 
you to go directly from the front door to the bedrooms and 
bath without entering the living room. The center hall also keeps 
the sleeping quarters apart from the living quarters. 

The Living Room: This pleasant, well-lighted room (it has three 
windows) offers ample room for comfortable living and entertaining 
and fine wall space for your furniture. The dinette is reached 
through the plastered opening. The coat closet is in the entrance 
hall — right opposite the front door. 

The Dinette: Has two windows and will comfortably seat six people! 

The Kitchen: A cheerful time and step-saving room. It has two windows, 
good cabinet space to the right of the sink and above sink and refrigerator, and 
recess for your range. A door leads to the grade door landing where the cellar 
stair is directly opposite the grade door. 

The Bedrooms: Two excellent bedrooms each with large closet and two 
windows for correct light and cross ventilation. The center hall provides a 
linen closet and large storage closet. 

The Bathroom: Has a most convenient towel closet and recess space for tub. 



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Woe SOMERSET 



» » 



Five Rooms and Bath 

pHIS Colonial bungalow with its dignity of line and simplicity of detail com- 

bines beauty with thrift. It offers a charming exterior and a most attractive 

and comfortable interior at a price that is within the reach of the average 

income. The wide 10-inch bevel siding and lovely Colonial entrance harmonise 

pleasantly with the general design. 

The Living! Room: This fine sized room with its comfortable open fireplace is 
reached through the cosy vestibule where the coat closet is conveniently located. 
The living room has four windows and good wall space. A cased opening leads 
to the dining room. 

The Dining Room: This pleasant room has two windows and is 11 feet 
11 inches wide by 11 feet 4 inches deep. A cased opening connects the bedroom 
and bath hall and a swinging door opens to the kitchen. 

The Kitchen: This is indeed a perfect room with work-saving features at every 
turn. There is a broom closet, recess space for range and kitchen cabinet space 
at the right of the sink and over sink and refrigerator. A door opens to the rear 
door and cellar stair landing. The cellar stair is right across from the rear door 
which permits you to go directly from the cellar to the outside ; 

The Bedrooms: Two comfortable corner rooms with windows 
in each outside wall and very good closet space. The hall gives 
these rooms privacy and provides a handy location for the big 
linen closet. 

The Bathroom: Has a large towel closet and a space for a re- 
cessed tub. 





FLOOR PLAN 



The Somerset is 28 feet wide by 39 feet 
deep, an ideal size for a narrow lot. For 
specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



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me 

BELMONT « « 

Four Rooms and Bath 




Outside measurements of the Belmont, 30 feet 
wide by 27 feet deep on the kitchen side or 
22 feet deep on the living room side. For sped' 
6cations, see pages 4 and 5. Outside wall cover- 
ing 8-inch bevel siding. 



AN APPEALING Colonial exterior — a most practical and com- 
fortable floor plan. The Belmont offers both. The exterior plan 
is an example of the lasting beauty of Colonial design. 

m t 

The Living Room; Here is really a most livable living room. 
Wall space for furniture is very fine and this room is sure to have lots 
of light because of the windows in two walls and the glass front door. 
The coat closet has a very handy location. Take special note of the 
opening leading to the hall which serves the bath and bedroom. Other 
doors lead into the left bedroom and into the kitchen. 

The Kitchen and Dining Alcove: This expertly planned unit 
can be described in four words. "Less work — less steps." Just check 
the features: Dining alcove in which all regular meals can be served, 
two windows for best light and ventilation, recessed space for range, 
space on each side of the sink for cabinets, grade door only a few steps 
away, and a fine broom closet on the grade door landing. This landing 
hall also serves the cellar stairs. 

The Bedrooms: Two fine corner bedrooms each having windows 
in two walls for best light and ventilation. Note that both bedrooms 
have a roomy closet; also note the handy linen closet in the hall. This 
hall serves the bathroom and the right bedroom. 

The Bathroom: Well located for privacy and yet convenient to 
all rooms. 



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9^ 

PATRICIAN « « 

Five Rooms and Bath 



''THE Patrician offers you modern American planning at its 
very best — trim, neat exterior lines and a floor plan that 
meets every modern living need. 

The Living Room: This splendid big room really has every' 
thing. The studio window bay in the front wall and the two 
windows in the rear wall make it alive with brightness and 
cheer. It is served by the vestibule where a coat closet is located 
and has a door to the kitchen and a cased opening to the bedroom 
and bath hall. 



24'-0- 




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VI N 6 ROOM 

IZ-O"/. 21-5" 




The Dinette: Meals can be served in this gay little room (it 
will seat six) at a real saving in time and steps. 

The Kitchen: Compact and modern. Since the sink is to be 
placed under the window, cabinets can be planned to run con' 
tinuously all along this wall. Note recess for refrigerator and door 
opening to the rear door and cellar stair landing. 

The Bedrooms: Perfect in siz;e with an equally perfect, private 
location. The rear bedroom will accommodate twin beds. Closets/ 
including the linen closet in f the hall, are big and roomy. Each 
bedroom has two windows for good light and cross ventilation. 

The Bathroom: Has a. handy towel closet and recessed space 
for tub. -. i 



The Patrician is 36 feet wide. 
Bathroom projects 1 foot 4 inches. 
The depth is 20 feet on kitchen 
side and 32 feet on bedroom side. 
8-inch bevel siding on outside 
walls. For specifications, see 
Pages 4 and 5. 



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The Mayfair is 28 feet wide by 24 feet 
deep. For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 




LIVING R.OOM i DINING R.OOM 
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£7£e MAYFAIR « « 



FIFtST FLOOR, 



Six Rooms and Bath 



THE Mayfair is a well-planned six-room home designed after the style of the 
old Cape Cod Cottage. The exterior design is of exceptional beauty .with 
wide 8-inch siding and entrance and dormer details that follow the traditions of 
this design. 

The Living Room: The living room is a most charming room with a fine 
outlook on two sides. Three windows supply it with an abundance of light and 
ventilation. This is a large room, and large rooms, of course, can be furnished to 
best advantage. Note the cased opening leading to the center hall which places 
the first floor bedroom, the bathroom, the stairs to the second floor, and the kitchen 
within a few steps of the living room. 

The Dining Room: Here again is a fine corner room 
with two windows and excellent wall space for furniture. 

The Kitchen: This time-saving room has an unusual 
number of features including its good arrangement, the 
recessed space for the range, the broom closet and the 
fine space for cabinets to the right of the sink and over 
the refrigerator. Note the door opening into the first floor 
hall. This makes it possible to go from the kitchen directly 
to the bathroom and bedrooms without entering the 
living or dining room. A second door leads to the rear 
door landing and cellar stair. 

The Bedrooms: The Mayfair has three large bed- 
rooms — one on the first floor and two on the second floor. 
They each have an unusually large closet and two 
windows. We wish to call your special attention to the 
handy linen closet in the upstairs hall and the convenient 
coat closet located on the first floor hall, right across from 
the cased opening leading to the living room. 

The Bathroom: The bathroom has one window and a 
recessed space for the tub. 




SECOND FLOOR. 




The Mayfair Home in brick veneer. Any home in this book can 
be furnished in brick veneer, if you desire. Just ask for a price. 



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W5e AMHERST A and B » » 



30-0 



Six Rooms, Dinette and Bath 



A FEATURE of this lovely Cape Cod home is that it offers you your choice 
■**■ of two first floor plans. The Amherst A first floor plan has a living room, 
two bedrooms, kitchen, bath and dinette. The Amherst B first floor plan gives 
you a living room, dining room, bedroom, kitchen, dinette and bath, as shown. 
The second floor plan is the same for both the Amherst A and Amherst B. 

The Living Room: An attractive large room with three windows. In the 
Amherst A the coat closet is in the center hall; in the Amherst B it is located in 
the corner of living room. In both plans a cased opening leads to the center hall 
which serves the bedrooms, bath, main stair and kitchen. 

The Dining Room: In the Amherst B only. Has three windows. 

The Kitchen and Dinette: Cabinets can be built in at left and right of sink 
and over sink and refrigerator. A door opens to the main stair which places the 
stair and first floor center hall only a few steps from the kitchen. The rear door 
and cellar stair are just as conveniently located. The cheerful dinette has room 
for a table and four chairs. 

The Bedrooms: Four in the Amherst A and three in the Amherst B. Due to 
the roof slope, the extreme front and rear walls of the upstairs bedrooms are 5 feet 
3 inches high. There is a large closet in each bedroom and linen closets in the 
first and second floor halls. 

The Bathroom: Has a handy towel closet and tub recess 





LIVING- ROOM 
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6ED ROOM 
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5ED ROOM 
ll-9'x 13-2" 



SECOND FLOOft. 

The Amherst is 30 feet wide by 25 feet deep. 
Dinette projects 7 feet 11 inches. 8-inch siding 
on walls. Specifications on pages 4 and 5. 



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UBe COLEBROOK « « 




'"THE Colebrook is a good example of the charm that plain lines lend to a 
home. For the builder who wants to make every dollar buy a full dollar's 
worth of usable, livable home, these bungalows are a real bargain. The 
front porch can easily be screened -in to add an extra room for summer. 

With the handsome exterior, we offer you your choice of the three well 
arranged floor plans shown at the right. 

PLAN A: Has four excellent rooms and bath. Note the table space in the 
kitchen, the handy closet on the cellar stair and rear door landing, the bed- 
room closets, the linen closet in the bathroom and the privacy given bed- 
rooms and bath by the hall. Both bedrooms are corner rooms with windows 
in each outside wall. Size, 24 feet wide by 30 feet deep. 

PLAN B: Same general plan as A with dinette added. Note work saving 
kitchen with handy broom closet at left of door leading to rear door and 
cellar stair landing. The hall keeps the bedrooms and bath apart from the 
living rooms and provides a coat closet and linen closet. Size, 24 feet wide 
by 32 feet deep. 

PLAN C: Offers three good bedrooms, each with closet. Also large living 
room, well arranged kitchen with room for table and five chairs, and bath. 
The center hall — which is connected with both living room and kitchen — 
keeps the bedrooms private. Note linen closet and broom closet. Size, 26 feet 
5 inches wide by 32 feet deep. 

6 inch bevel siding on outside walls. For Specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 




bED ROOM 

i i-5"x lo'-tr 



Plan B 



LIVING BOOM 
11-5' x 12-4' 



PORCH 
l2-4\6'0" 




Plan C 



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Vfie LORAIN « « 



Four Rooms and Bath 



J-JERE 1 S a cleverly planned small Cape Cod home with features 
usually found only in houses far more costly. The clean, 
simple lines, genuine Colonial entrance and green blinds give last' 
ing beauty to the exterior. 

The exterior is only part of the appeal of this home. The floor plan 
offers four really livable and comfortable rooms. The living room 
is a fine big room with three windows and good space for furniture. 
The end of this room near the kitchen can be quickly converted 
into a dining space for meals. A cased opening leads from the living 
room to the center hall serving the bedrooms and bath. 

The kitchen is laid out to prevent any waste of time and steps. 
The range goes in the recess, cabinet space is good and there are 
two windows for proper light and summer ventilation. A door 
leads to the rear grade door landing where the glased rear door is 
opposite the stair to the basement. This arrangement provides a 
direct passage from the cellar to the outside. 

A feature of the Lorain is the privacy given the bedrooms and bath 
though the house is only 24 feet wide. Both bedrooms have windows 
m two outside walls and big closets. The bath has a handy linen 
closet and a recess space for the tub. 



Outside measurements of the Lorain Home, 24 feet 
wide by 26 feet deep. Outside walls are covered 
with 8'inch bevel siding. For Specifications, see 
pages 4 and 5. 





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Outside measurements of the' Brocton, 23 
feet wide (side bays extend 1 foot 6 inches 
on each side) by 34 feet 6 inches deep on the 
living room side and 30 feet on the bedroom 
side. For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 
8'inch bevel siding on outside walls. 

NOTE: At slight extra cost an attic 
stair can be included. It will go up from 
space now used for linen closet. 



ffie BROCTON « « 




Five Rooms and Bath 

) 

T^HE lasting charm of the Colonial has been captured in this 
beautiful home. Here is a home, which though small, appears 
large and which, through fine planning, gives true living comfort 
which many larger homes do not have. 

The Living Room: The proportions of this good-sised room 
are excellent. It has four windows to supply fine light and you 
will note that a convenient coat closet is provided at the end of 
the room. A cased opening leads into the dinette. 

The Dinette: Is large enough for all regular meals, has two 
windows and a cased opening leading to the hall serving the 
bedrooms and bath. 

The Kitchen: Study the skillfully workedout plan of this time-saving kitchen. There is good 
space beside the sink for cabinets and a recess is provided for your range. The kitchen has two 
full sised windows and a grade door on the grade door landing which serves both the kitchen and 
the cellar stairs. 

The Bedrooms: Two fine corner rooms, each with a big closet and windows in two walls for 
perfect ventilation. The hall, with its linen closet, keeps them private from the main rooms. 

The Bathroom: Note its desirable privacy from all rooms. 



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ffie GARWOOD « « 



Four Rooms and Bath 



Outside measurements of the Garwood are 
24 feet wide by 26 feet deep. For specifications, 
see pages 4 and 5. Outside wall covering S'inch 
bevel siding. 



Because it is 24 feet wide, the Garwood can be 
built on a narrow lot with plenty of room on 
each side. 



"pRANKLY designed for the small family, this graceful Colonial 
bungalow is as plain and neat as it can be. Good balance and 
simplicity are the reasons foj its inviting beauty. 

The Living Room: A truly livable room with a cozy alcove that 
offers a double use — as a dining alcove during mealtimes — as part of 
the living room during the rest of the time. You will see that a 
handy coat closet has been provided and we also call your attention 
to the center hall which is reached from the living room through a 
cased opening. This hall gives the bedrooms and bath absolute 
privacy from the main living rooms. 

The Kitchen: Imagine preparing a meal in this convenient kitchen! Not one extra step will 
be needed. It has windows in both outside walls for good light and ventilation and excellent space 
for cabinets beside the sink. The grade door serves both the kitchen and the cellar stairs. 

The Bedrooms: Both are fine corner rooms and you will note that each bedroom has a window 
in two walls to give the very best in light and summer ventilation. The closet space in each bed- 
room is very generous and these closets are supplemented by the convenient linen closet in the 
hall. The bedrooms offer ample wall space for all furniture. 

The Bathroom: Has one window. 



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tffie WORTH « « 



Six Rooms and Bath 



WHAT could be more delightful than this beautiful bungalow with its soft 16-inch shingled 
walls and appealing air of hominess and comfort? A feature of the Worth is that it offers 
three fine bedrooms. 

The Living Room: Here is a splendid room of ideal proportions with two windows and a glased 
front door to supply ample light and ventilation. A door leads to the front bedroom and a cased 
opening to the dining room. Wall space is excellent for furniture grouping. 

The Dining Room: The dining room, too, is a very pleasing room with two windows, a. cased 
opening leading to the hall which serves the center and rear bedroom and bath, and a swinging door 
opening to the; kitchen. 

The Kitchen: This modern room will please the most critical housewife. Two windows provide 
it with fine cross ventilation and good light. You have a recessed space for range and directly across 
from this, you find the sink placed below the window, with space on either side for a kitchen cabinet 
and icebox. A door opens to a short flight of steps, which leads down to the grade landing serving 
the rear door and cellar stairway. This means a direct passage to and from the outside to the cellar. 

The Bedrooms: Three fine sized rooms. The front bedroom and the rear bedroom each have 
windows in the outside walls and fine closet space. The center bedroom has a large window and^ a 
roomy closet. The center and rear bedrooms are kept private from the main rooms by the small hall, 
which also serves the bathroom. The bathroom has one window. 




Outside measurements of the Worth 24 feet 
wide by 38 feet deep. For specifications, see 
pages 4 and 5. 




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3fie WARREN « « 



Four Rooms, Dinette and Bath 





The Warren is 24 feet wide and 28 feet deep 
with a projection in front of 4 feet 6 inches 
and in the rear — for the dinette — of 7 feet 
9 inches. For specifications, see pages 4 and 
5. 



'"THE appealing beauty of the Warren is due to the many gables and 
the skillful blending of the slab door entrance, wide 8-inch bevel 
siding and slab-type blinds. 

The Living Room: A fine room for comfortable living with three full, 
size windows and the very best wall space for furniture. It is reached 
from the outside through the vestibule with coat closet. A door leads 
to the kitchen and a cased opening to the hall, which serves the bedrooms 
and bath. 

The Kitchen and Dinette: A perfeqt arrangement for the busy 
housewife. It will be impossible to waste one single step during meal- 
time duties. The kitchen itself has a recessed space for the range, one 
window and fine cabinet space at the right of the sink, over the window 
and over the refrigerator. The dinette, with two windows, will be 
flooded with light and sunshine. There is room in this dinette for a table 
and four chairs. A door leads from the kitchen to the rear door landing 
and cellar stair. 

The Bedrooms: One of the most pleasing features of the Warren is 
the separation of the bedrooms and bathroom from the living quarters. 
Both bedrooms have a roomy closet and two windows. The closets are 
supplemented by the linen closet in the hall. 

The Bathroom: Has a towel closet and recessed space for the tub. 



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me ASHTON « « 



Four Rooms and Bath 



r ~PHERE are many things about this pleasant little house which the home 
■*■ builder of modest means will appreciate. The exterior appearance is 
certainly attractive and the floor plan is compact, with rooms of good si^e. 
Although the Ashton is but 24 feet square, it nevertheless meets FHA re 
quirements as to interior room arrangement. 



The Living Room: A room of comfortable size with ample space for 
your furniture. It has two windows and glased front door to provide lots 
of light and summer coolness and there is a handy coat closet in left rear 
corner. Doors lead to the right rear bedroom and to the kitchen. 

The Kitchen: A cheerful corner room with two windows and space 
for cabinets to the right and under the sink. There is space for a small 
table and chairs at left of sink. The left rear bedroom is reached directly 
from the kitchen. Note that the cellar stair is directly across from the 
outside door. As shown on the floor plan, an open stoop is provided for 
the outside door. 

The Bedrooms: These rooms are of unusually good size considering the 
fact that the Ashton is only 24 feet square. More, each has a good closet and 
windows in both outside walls. A clever feature is the location of the bath- 
room so that it serves both bedrooms. 

The Bathroom: Is arranged so a recess-type tub can be used. 








The Ashton is 24 feet wide by 24 
feet deep. 6-inch bevel siding on out- 
side walls. For specifications, see 
pages 4 and 5. 



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( We CRAFTON 



Crafton A — Four Rooms and Bath. 
Crafton B — Four Rooms and Bath. 
Crafton C — Five Rooms and Bath. 







TITHE Crafton is a practical home without unnecessary frills — 
a snug, comfortable bungalow with a trim and friendly 
exterior that is very appealing. The porch can be screened in at 
slight extra cost to provide an extra room during summer. Out- 
side walls covered with 6-inch bevel siding. 

Three cozy floor plans are offered for your selection. In going 
over these floor plans, note how skillfully they are arranged — ■ 
how windows are placed to provide the finest light and cross 
ventilation — and especially note how these plans have been 
laid out to make everyday work easier for the housewife. 

PLAN A; Offers a big living room, large kitchen where most 
meals can be eaten, two fine corner bedrooms and bath. There 



is a closet in each bedroom and a handy closet in the hall. 
Size 22 feet wide by 28 feet deep. 

PLAN B: Same general plan as Plan A except 2 feet wider. 
This extra width is used to provide larger bedrooms and 
better bathroom layout;' Note privacy given bedrooms and 
bath by the hall. Size 24 feet wide by 28 feet deep. 

PLAN C: Plan G offers five fine rooms and bath. Note the a 
good closet space and the way the bedrooms and bath are kept 
apart from the main living rooms by the hall. Size 24 feet wide 
by 30 feet deep. 

For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 





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Plan B 



Plan C 



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<3B ELLSWORTH « « 

Four Rooms, Dinette and Bath 




—■■*+■ ac 




Outside measurements of the Ellsworth are 28 feet 
wide and 30 feet deep. The dinette extension is 6 
feet. For specifications, see pages 4 and 5. 



TMAGINE the pleasure of owning and living in a home as charm- 
ing as this! The Ellsworth owes its exterior beauty to good 
lines, proper proportions and to the quiet, restful appeal of the 
exterior plan. 8-inch bevel siding on outside walls. 

The Living Room: This room offers everything that a living 
room should have — good size, three full-si^ed windows, excellent 
wall space for furniture, and a large coat closet right near the 
front door. A cased opening leads to the hall which serves the 
bedrooms and bath. A swinging door opens into the kitchen. 

The Kitchen and Dinette: This unit is easily one of the out- 
standing features of the Ellsworth. The octagonal end dinette 
with its three windows is a modern touch that will appeal to every 
housewife. The convenience of this unit is hard to overestimate. 
Meals can be served in half the time with half the steps. Every- 
thing handy — note handy broom closet. The rear door is on the 
cellar stair landing — just a few steps down from the kitchen. 

The Bedrooms: We ask you to note the privacy given the 
bedrooms and bath by the hall which is reached from the living 
room. Also take note of the splendid closet space in the bedrooms 
and note, too, that each bedroom is a corner room with a window 
in two walls to supply an abundance of light and fine cross ventila- 
tion. The large linen closet is correctly placed in this hall. 

The Bathroom: Has one window and big towel closet. 






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< EfBe CONCORD « « 



Four Rooms and Bath 




pHIS unusually well-planned home is modeled after the simple one-story 
Cape Cod home. Particularly pleasing to the eye are the grouping of 
the windows and door openings, the attractive hood entrance and wide 8- 
inch bevel siding. 

The Living Room: A very comfortable and livable room with two win- 
dows and fine wall space for any furniture. A door opens into the kitchen and 
a cased opening leads to the hall, which serves the bedrooms and bath. 

The Kitchen: Extremely well planned and arranged so that you can go 
directly from the kitchen to the center hall, thus reaching the bedrooms and 
bath, without going through the living room. The 
kitchen has two windows and very fine space for cabinets 
along the rear wall; also at the left end of the sink and 
over the refrigerator. This cabinet arrangement will 
permit a small table to be placed in the front right corner 
of the kitchen for mealtime purposes. A door opens to 
the rear door landing, where the rear door and cellar 
stairs are located. 

The Bedrooms: Both bedrooms are cheerful corner 
rooms with good wall space. Each has a roomy closet. 
The linen closet will be found in the hall. 

The Bathroom: 'Has one window and recessed space 
for the tub. 



The Concord is 28 feet wide by 24 
feet deep. For specifications, see pages 
4 and 5. 



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&Re LOGAN « « 



Six Rooms and Bath 





TN the Logan, you will find all of the features needed in a farm home. Here is a4iome 
that is simple and dignified; with full use made of all space. Because this home is 
so compact, it can be built at a low cost that will pleasantly surprise you. 

The Living Rooms A very pleasing room of good siz,e with two windows and 
a glass door to supply lots of light and summer ventilation. A cased opening leads to 
the closed stairway, and we call attention to the fact that the door to the first floor 
bedroom can be reached through this opening. As shown by the floor plan, the stair 
is well lighted by a large sash. 



FIR.5T FLOOR. 




Outside walls covered with 6' 
inch bevel siding. For specifica' 
tions, see pages 4 and 5. Out' 
side measurements of the Logan, 
24 feet wide by 26 feet deep. 

The Logan has a fine big front 
porch that can be screened in for 
the hot summer months to add 
a welcome extra room. 



The Dining Room: A cheerful corner room that was 
planned to provide the extra space often needed in the farm 
home dining room. It has two windows to provide light and 
cross ventilation. 

The Kitchen: The housewife on the farm wants a large 
kitchen. The Logan kitchen is roomy and well arranged. It has 
lots of room for kitchen cases in the corner, a handy broom 
closet, two windows, and glased rear door; also doors leading 
to the cellar stairway and first floor bedroom. As shown, there 
is ample room for a kitchen table and chairs so that most of the 
meals can be served there. 



SECOND FLOOR. 



The Bedrooms: The Logan has three good-sised bedrooms — one on the first 
floor and two on the second. Each has two windows and a big closet. The bedroom on 
the ground floor is a very convenient feature in any home. 

The Bathroom: The bathroom is on the second floor just at the top of the stairs, 
convenient to both bedrooms. 



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Gordon-Van Tine Co., Davenport, Iowa, 



^M ALLEN « « 

Six Rooms and Bath 




PHE Allen has been designed for the man who wants the most home at the lowest 
price. A home with six fine rooms and bath at a price that is unbelievably low A 
substantial, attractive square home with no space wasted— a comfortable and splendidly 
arranged home that has all of the desirable modern features. 

The Living Room: Lots of wall space in this room and two windows and the 
glass door to make it light and cheerful. Note the door that opens into the sta^r hall 
From this hall a door opens into the handy washroom; also you can pass directly from 
this hall to the kitchen or down the steps leading to the rear door and cellar This pro 
vides a place for the menfolks to clean up before entering the living room or kitchen. 

The Dining Room: A large corner room with three 
big windows and door to the kitchen. 

The Kitchen: Here is a perfect workshop. It has three 
windows and a fine place for kitchen cases along the wall with 
sink below the window. As shown, there is ample room for 
a table and chairs; also for your icebox at the left of the sink. 
You can go directly from the kitchen to the stair that leads 
down to the rear door landing and cellar. The washroom is only 
a few steps from the kitchen. 



For specifications, see pages 4 and 
5. The Allen has 6-inch bevel 
siding on outside walls. Outside 
measurements of the Allen, 26 
feet wide by 24 feet deep. 

The front porch can be screened 
in at very low cost. This will 
mean a welcome and very com- 
fortable extra room during sum- 
mer months. 



The Bedrooms: The Allen has three pleasant corner bedrooms each having a 
window m the outside walls for fine light and cross ventilation. Closet space is generous 
and there is a big linen closet in the hall. 



The Bathroom: 



On the second floor only— a step from all bedrooms. 




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SB DICKENS 



if « 



Six Rooms and Bath 



XJO ONE will question the beauty of this attractive home. The warm, 

16-inch shingled walls and the fine plan of the exterior will appeal 

to every passer-by. And more — this home offers six fine rooms and bath. 

The Living Room: Here is a large, comfortable room with three 
windows to flood it with light and sunshine. Wall space for furniture 
is excellent and we call your attention to the modern open bookcases which 
have been placed on each side of the front door. A cased opening leads 
into the dining room and a second cased opening leads into the hall which 
serves the rear bedroom, the bath, the kitchen and the stairs to the second 
floor. 

The Dining Room: A fine corner room, well lighted by two windows. 

The Kitchen: Offers a shorter workday to any housewife. Has two 
windows, broom closet and fine space for cabinets. A door opens to the 
hall and we ask you to study this hall carefully. It serves every room on 
the first floor; also the stairway to the second floor. Note the most con- 
venient coat closet located in this hall. 

1 he Bedrooms: Three good-si^ed rooms, one on the first floor and two 
on the second. Each has a big closet. A linen closet is placed in the up- 
stairs hall. Because of the roof pitch, the ceiling height at the, extreme 
front and rear walls in the upstairs bedrooms is 5 feet. 

The Bathroom: Located on the first floor for greatest convenience. 




FIR.5T FLOOR. 




Outside measurements of the Dickens are 
28 feet wide by 24 feet deep. For specifica- 
tions, see pages 4 and 5. 




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Gordon-Van Tine Co., Davenport, Iowa, 



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■ GA 

T. W. NASON 

2017 So. Lincoln 

SPRINGFIELD, ILL. 

Phone: 3-2621 



Dear Friend: 




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T. LOUIS, MISSOURI 
SBURG, MISSISSIPPI 



LDiNG MATERi; 



Davenport, Iowa 



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We are very happy to fill your request for our Book of Homes. You will 
be delighted with it because it is the finest and most complete book of 
its kind that has ever been printed. 

This book, however, is only the first step in the great, new service that 
Gordon-Van Tine offers you. Now— for the first time in the history of 
home building--Gordon-Van Tine Company offers a modern and entirely dif- 
ferent building system. This system does away, once and for all time, 
with the old-fashioned, expensive, unsafe and difficult method of plan- 
ning and building homes. And yet our new system is simple. From the 
home builder* s standpoint, it eliminates all work and worry and makes 
home building easy, safe and absolutely satisfactory. 

Fortunately, you live in the territory served by our. representative, 
Mr. Nason whose picture is attached. He is a Home Building Specialist, 
who has had years of careful training and experience in the home building 
business. Furthermore, he is well acquainted with labor conditions and 
costs in your territory. Mr. Nason will give you all the facts about 
the amazing Gordon-Van Tine Building System; also a price on any home you 
select, built complete and ready to move into. 

This valuable information and Mr. Nason* s service, are at your disposal 
without the slightest obligation. I am handing your inquiry to him, and 
you will hear from him soon. And remember, (this is important), he is 
not an agent whose services mean that you pay more for your home. He is 
an employee of the Gordon-Van Tine Company whose duty it is to bring you 
full information about the Gordon- Van Tine System. 

I know you will want all the facts about our system which saves you time 
and money, and at the same time protects your interests every step of the 
way. Therefore, I suggest that you fill out and mail the Information Blank 
to us so we can give you costs and information on the homes you are inter- 
ested in. There is no obligation. 



H /-\ V./H o 1 1 w -trrmi 




SEVENTY-FIFTH J 86 ^ 940 ANNIVE.b^ 



IMPORTANT . . . READ CAREFULLY 

If you can possibly do so, return the enclosed Informa- 
tion Blank at once. This wr!! enable us to base our quo- 
tat.on on your home on our present low price basis. You 
know — everybody knows — that building material prices 
will go h.gher. Just consider the demand for materials 
caused by Government projects alone! 

Our honest and sincere advice is this. No matter where 
you buy, GET YOUR PRICES NOW. 



APANY. 



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READY- CUT GARAGES 



EVERY bit of framing lumber that goes into these strong, 
permanent garages is Ready'Cut. Window frames are 
factory-made and shipped ready to set into the wall. Doors are 
made complete in our own factories of old growth Douglas Fir 
lumber and are shipped ready to hang. 

Because all material is sent in such shape, it is but the work 
of a few hours to build your garage instead of several days. 

THE FIRESTONE 

Specifications for Firestone Garage 

Sills: 2x6 No. 1 Fir. 

Studding and Rafters : 2x4 No. 1 Fir, 2 feet on centers. 

Roof: 1x6 No. 2 Yellow Pine dressed and matched 
sheathing covered with G-V'T green slate surfaced 
roofing. 

Siding: 1x6 clear Fir drop siding. 

Doors: Best Douglas Fir-,doors for opening 8 ft. by 
73^ ft-, 1% inches thick. Shown with garage. 

Sash : Two sash, size 6-lights 9x12, hinged to swing in. 

Sash Frames: Pond. Pine. Cut, bundled, ready to 
set up. 

Hardware: Durable japanned hardware for doors, 
including hinges; foot and head bolts, handle. Hinges 
and fasteners for sash. Nails for entire building. 

Paint: Two coats White Quality Paint for outside. '- 

Sizes: 12x18, 12x20. 



Our easy-to-follow blueprints make the job as easy as swinging 
a hammer. Hundreds of our customers build these garages 
themselves at big savings and enjoy doing it, too. 

Order your garage when you order your home. You will 
save considerable on freight alone by ordering your garage 
with your home; also, the garage can be built first and used as 
a workshop and storage space. 





The State 

THE STATE 

State Double Garage is shown at right. Size 20x20 
feet. 

NOTE: State Garages can be furnished with 
Drop Siding (shown above) or Bevel Siding (with or 
without shiplap) shown at right. 

Overhead Garage Door 

At slight extra cost we can furnish our DeLuxe 
Roll-Up Overhead Garage Door in place of doors 
shown. Ball bearing rollers 
mean easy, safe action- — a child 
can operate this door easily. 
Can be furnished with or with- 
out glass in top section. Snow 
or ice cannot block this door. 



The Firestone 

THE STATE 

Specifications for State Garages 

Sills: 2x6 No. 1 Fir. 

Studding and Rafters : 2x4 No. 1 Fir, 2 feet on centers. 

Roof: 1x6 No. 2 Yellow Pine dressed and matched 
sheathing covered with G-V-T green slate surfaced 
roofing. 

Siding: 1x6 clear Fir drop siding. - 

Doors: Best Douglas Fir doors for opening 8 ft. by 
l x /l ft., 1% inches thick. Shown with garages. 

Sash : Two sash, size 6-lights 9x12, hinged to swing in. 

Sash Frames: Pond. Pine. Cut, bundled, ready to 
set up. 

Hardware: Durable japanned hardware for doors, 
including hinges; foot and head bolts, handle. Hinges 
and fasteners for sash. Nails for entire building. 

Paint: Two coats White Quality Paint for outside. 

Sizes: 12x18, 12x20. 





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Your satisfaction is certain 



1. CASH WITH ORDER. A 2% discount is allowed for 
cash in full with order. 

2. PART DEPOSIT. If you are not in position to send 
cash in full with order, but will have the money available when 
material is delivered, send us one-fifth of the total amount 
when you place your order; pay the balance when you receive 
the goods. No cash discount allowed under Terms No. 2, 3 
and 4. 

3. STATEMENT OF DEPOSIT. Send us $100.00 as an 
evidence of sincerity and good faith and deposit the balance 
with your banker. Have him type a statement, sign it and 
mail it to us, to the effect that the money has been deposited 
at the bank — payment to be made to us five days after arrival of 
each shipment; with the explicit understanding that Gordon- 
Van Tine Company will make good any shortage or unsatis- 
factory material (if there should be such) in accordance with 
their Guarantee. 

4. BUILDING & LOAN STATEMENT. If loan is being 
obtained through a Building & Loan, or a Savings Association, 
we will make shipment on receipt of a good faith deposit of 
$100.00 and a written statement from the association to the 

effect that loan has been granted, and 

specifying in what manner payments will 

be made by them to "us. 




(guaranty 

We Guarantee Satisfaction 
or Your Money Back 

We guarantee to furnish all materials 
necessary to build your GordoivVan Tine 
Home according to the picture, the plan 
shown, and the specifications given. We 
guarantee that there will be no extras. 
Should there be any shortage or unsatis' 
factory materials, we agree to ma\e them 
good. In six words— WE GUARANTEE 
SATISFACTION OR MONEY 
BACK. 

GORDON-VAN TINE CO. 

Horace G. Roberts 

President 



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INDEX 



Name Page 

Allen 51 

Amherst 39 

Ashton 46 

Asphalt Shingles 6 

Bedford 30 

Belmar 10 

Belmont 36 

Branford 2 1 

Brocton 42 

Chase 22 

Chatham 15 

Claymont 18 

Colebrook 40 

Concord 4o 

Crafton . - , i-6 

Diana 5 2 

Dickens 48 

Ellsworth -23 

Fair Haven 8 

Fulton -.53 

Garages • 43 

Garwood •-• 6 

Gutters 17 

Harmony 

Hastings 28 

Heating Plants 7 

Insulation 7 

Kitchen Cabinets 6 



Name Page 

Liberty 27 

Logan 50 

Lorain 41 

Mayfair 38 

Medicine Cabinet 7 

Moderne 12 

Newport 19 

Parkside 2 5 

Patrician 37 

Penn 26 

Plumbing Fixtures 7 

Plymouth 33 

Princeton 29 

Progress 13 

Screens — Storm Sash 7 

Shirley 20 

Somerset 3 5 

Specifications 4-5 

Stratford 14 

Tarrytown 32 

filton 11 

Warren 45 

Wilmore 9 

Wilton 31 

Winchester 34 

Winthrop 24 

Worth 44 

Window Shades and Blinds 6 



GORDON -VAN TINE CO.